from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A judge (in various phases); specifically
- n. a civil judge;
- n. an ecclesiastical judge;
- n. a juror.
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The Lower authority is called judex a quo (judge appellee); the higher authority, judex ad quem (appellate judge or court).
The fine old motto of the 'Edinburgh Review,' _Judex damnatur cum nocens absolvitur_, is, when reduced to practice, apt to strain the relations between the 'judex' and the 'nocens;' and in this case the very outspoken review, published under Reeve's sanction, caused a coolness between the two men, the editor and the author, who had previously been on friendly terms.
Quantus tremor est futurus, quando judex est venturus, cuncta stricte discussurus!
Juste judex ultionis, donum fac remissionis ante diem rationis.
Domine judex, converte oculos in hanc pestem, mulierum corruptissiman.
I once saw a .sig on rec.motorcycles that had an old Roman law maxum: Ubi non accusitor, ibi non judex If I remember that correctly, which the poster translitterated as “where there is no cop, there is no speedlimit.”
Cum receditur a litera, judex transit in legislatorem.
Absit tibi ut facias secundum rem hanc, ut mori facias justum cum impio, et sit justus sicut impius: absit tibi, an qui judex est omnis terrae, non faciet judicium?
Now a judge (_judex_) is so called because he asserts the right
Indeed, I and all his children, I think, look back now with the sense that even if we sometimes criticised him (I admit, only very slightly) on this point, we were and remain proud that he was splendide in-judex.
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